Tonight the longing for Home is thick, catching in my throat as I try to swallow.
Tears well up suddenly, and I am caught off guard.
Tonight I feel the fragility of this life. Tonight I feel His hand around my heart, causing each and every beat.
As air fills my lungs I taste the breath He blows into my nostrils and feel it rush down my throat.
I wonder how this skin, stretched thin over bone and muscle, does not tear. Tonight it feels so thin, barely the protective barrier it is intended to be.
And I am reminded that each beat, each breath is Yours, is by Your will.
This skin protects me because You wrap Yourself around me, because You keep me from harm.
Hold me closer.
Hold me tighter.